COVID-19 RESPONSE

The Holiday's and COVID

Team-

Cold weather, hunting season, and the holidays are coming up and we are still facing a major pandemic in Wisconsin. Over the coming months each person will have to make decisions about how celebrations and traditions will look for them and their families. We just ask that as you are making plans, please keep in mind that the people you see face to face are the people you are exposing to risk. This goes both ways- you are bringing your personal exposures with you to any in-person visits you make, and you are bringing the exposures you had during a visit back to your colleagues. We know everyone is craving time with family and friends after this tough year, and everyone will need to make hard decisions any way you look at it. We ask that you remember how your decisions impact the folks you work with, and encourage you to get creative about how you “see” family and friends. Please try to minimize your risk as best you can. By doing this as a team, we are all protecting each other, but even more than that, we are all protecting the vulnerable people in each others’ lives. We very much appreciate the thoughtful, respectful, and cautious conduct our whole team has shown throughout the year. We know it’s hard. Keep up the good work!                  

- Bachmann Leadership Team

The Holiday's and Covid

Bachmann Construction's COVID-19 Response Plan (click here)

For Subcontractors, Clients, and other Partners

COVID-19 Bachmann Construction Worksite Policy

Applies to all persons present on Bachmann project sites and all Bachmann personnel on non-Bachmann sites

 

Things are changing quickly, and since we are a construction company we’ve decided it’s not our role to make calls about public health. So we are going to follow CDC and Public Health recommendations and guidelines to help reduce the spread of the Coronavirus (COVID-19).

 

Effective Immediately:

  1. If you are experiencing illness, fever, cough, etc, you are not allowed onsite until you have been symptom free for 24 hours. If you are being treated by a medical professional, you should follow their medical advice for returning to work.

  2. Anyone who exhibits illness symptoms will be asked to leave the site.

  3. All organizations with personnel onsite are expected to follow these guidelines for their own employees.

  4. Unnecessary visitors to all job sites are not permitted.

  5. Additional requirements requested by our clients will be communicated per site.

  6. Job sites will have dispersed locations for all subcontractors and field personnel to have separated lunch/break locations (always maintaining the 6ft distancing). For large jobs with many personnel, you should create multiple separated locations within subcontractor and field personnel groups for lunch/breaks (ie: Group A always lunches/breaks on the west side of the building, while Group B always lunches/breaks on the east side).

Requirements:

  1. Add a modicum of paranoia to your hygiene routine. Wash your hands regularly (for 20 seconds with soap and water), use hand sanitizer regularly, do not hug or touch others, do not touch your face, clean common surfaces as often as possible.

  2. For the foreseeable future, refrain from holding in person job meetings when possible. Move to conference calls and emails.  If necessary to meet onsite to review things, make sure only those who need to be present are asked to attend, and maintain appropriate physical distance between people.

  3. As events unfold, please notify us immediately of any changes to schedules, material delivery dates, or staffing.

 

Other than that just know that we are planning to stay open and productive while following the recommendations of the pertinent authorities. Again things are changing quickly but we think Bachmann Construction is in a good position to deal with whatever happens, it’s just going to be bit of a wild ride for the next several months.

 

https://www.publichealthmdc.com/health-services/partners-providers/resources-by-disease/coronavirus

 

Thank you for your cooperation and understanding.

 

What we are doing for our employees...

  1. 100% Masks- Masks will be worn at all times when in shared spaces. Even if you are alone in a space, we recommend you keep your mask on. That way if someone joins you in a space or uses a space after you (think individual bathroom) they are still protected from your exhalations.  

  2. Minimal contact- Moving forward there should be no face to face meetings unless necessary.

  3. Open Air office- If you absolutely need to meet in person with office and field personnel meet in large open spaces like the mechanic's shop, the wood shop, or outside, and maintain social distancing. (Necessary onsite job meetings are also allowed, but you must observes social distancing, no more than 10 people physically present, only those absolutely necessary should attend)

  4. Front Door will be locked. Deliveries can be left on the table that will be next to the front door. If you need to come inside you can knock or call the main office number to be let in. Until the danger has passed we will not have  receptionist personnel at the front desk. 

  5. Please turn in all time cards and receipts electronically. For now either scan or take a picture of the time card/receipt and email it to the office. 

  6. DO NOT go into people’s private offices. Each persons office is now their own responsibility to clean and take out the garbage.

  7. There will probably be questions or considerations to the above we haven’t thought of, so please ask questions and provide feedback. We’re going to see how next week goes and likely make changes as we learn.

  8. Jobsite need to have separate locations for all subcontractors and field personnel to have separated locations for lunch/break (always maintaining the 6ft distancing). For large jobs, you should create multiple separated locations for lunch/breaks (ie: Group A always lunches/breaks on the west side of the building, while Group B always lunches/breaks on the east side).

 

More info for you:

  • As of this writing Dane County Public Health Department and the Governor’s Office continue to say we are okay to stay open, implementing social distancing and sanitizing as we have been. Again that could change, and we will continue to follow all recommendations of the pertinent authorities.

  • This is serious. Take this seriously. Hospital beds are running low. So if you or someone you are close to gets a positive diagnosis please let us know ASAP. You will remain anonymous (FYI: per ADA it is illegal to disclose personal health information received as an employer) and we will take appropriate next steps. We are now required to report a positive diagnosis for any personnel working on a State project.

  • Other good information from the American General Contractors of WI for jobsite safety, and matches the directives I sent out on 3/12: https://www.agcwi.org/covid-19.html

  • Make good decisions for yourself and your family. We will be very understanding and flexible during this time. The health and safety of all of our employees is our top priority. While we appreciate all of you and hope you appreciate working at this place, this is your job. Your health, well being, and family come first.

 

Again, thanks for all you do. We’ll get through this as a team.

Our complete Construction Safety Program document can be found here.

Our Construction Safety Specification document can be found here.

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